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RATINGS: 853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lots of wheat for a curious malt complexity and leaving it light in color, but huge in flavor and satisfaction
Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water.

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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (3101) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2010
22 oz. bottle, $4.20 at Sam’s in Oct. Wow! First thing when I opened it, I got the unmistakable smell of a pineapple upside-down cake! Hazy gold to brown body, and a big spongy head. More citrus hop smell from the poured glass, but pineapple still dominates. Taste is full of, well, Sumpin’ Extra, that’s for sure. Big American citrus hops, and malt sweetness. Not from the usual pale ale malts, but between that and pilsener (I see that the Sumpin’ Sumpin’ has some wheat in it, that must be here, too). Plenty of fresh hop taste, but then the bottle is just a few months old. My IPA tulip glass just concentrates more of that lovely smell whenever I poke my beak into it. A wonderful Impy IPA, and at those great Lagunitas prices!


4.3
tekstr1der (491) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2017
Pours near clear golden with an initial froth that fades quickly to a ring. Aroma is amazing - bread dough, biscuit, a slight sweet of citrus. I could sniff this all day. Flavor brings more hop punch to the mix with the start of the sip with more citrus character and a hint of pine. Unlike so many current dipas, this mild bitter tang is very well balanced by a never-overdone malt backbone, near perfect in the balance to remain smooth and only medium-bodied. Finish is incredibly smooth, a slight sweet fades to a lasting mild bitter, insisting on another sip. The smoothness and drinkability is remarkable.

3.8
bhensonb (15251) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Bottle from the TJ’s in Davis, CA. Pours orangey gold with a white head. Aroma of pale stone fruits. Med body or so. Flavor is fruit, a little malty and something light orange follows. Not entirely dry, but nicely bitter. Quite pleasing.

4.4
PugUglyBrewer (663) - - JUL 16, 2017
Clean dark gold color with a fluffy, blanketing head of thick white foam. Complex aromas and flavors that come off as Captain Crunchberries. A touch of tropical fruit and sweet citrus dancing all around all leading to a moderately dry pine sap finish.

3.9
oobawa (1419) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Big hoppy, wheaty boogeyman, combining the sweet banana and booze base of an imperial hefeweizen with Lagunitas orange hop madness. Very, very fruity on the back end, orange marmalade meshing with slight hints of dank and pine. Perfect texture, effervescent but not overly so, with the alcohol hidden. Nose is no great shakes, but damned if it isn’t a pretty pint, brigt straw gold with ample head and lace. Solid.

4
aholmes987 (23) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2017
Pours a light yellow, aroma is fresh light citrus and stone fruit. Very soft for 8.5%. Lovely

3.2
hellsbrews (26) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2017
I’m not sure whats happened but I used to love this beer and it hasn’t seemed the same the last few times I’ve had it, maybe they’ve changed it. It’s still ok but not great.

3.8
MrJohnBasedow (3) - Long Beach, USA - SEP 28, 2016 does not count
Great IPA. Fairly widely available. Good color and great balance. Not too fruity, bitter, or sweet. Another winner from Lagunitas

3.8
RNDave (20) - Fillmore, California, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Decent American ale. Not too fruity. Hoppy yet smooth and robust. Color is very golden and clear. Taste isn’t remarkable or bland. Doesn’t linger on the palate. Overall quality ale.

3.7
OminouSC2 (675) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Amber color. Citrus aromas, wheat and bread. Taste is also heavy citrus, oranges and grapefruit, sweet malt base and hoppy finish. Pretty good!

4.1
jinroh (1604) - ESTONIA - JUL 2, 2016
Looks nice golden, clear and decent foam - leaving beautiful lacings. Aroma is mainly dominated with hops, there is fresh cut grass and also some pine character - that is balanced with bread biscuit grain dust. Taste has its fair share of sweetness but hops are strong as well and are balancing this quite nicely. It has some unusual feel to the body, somewhat fuller and grainier than all-malt beer, wheat is making wonders and contributing to the uniqueness here. Goes down probably faster than it should.


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